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move on. one of the american league's best teams took on one of the worst as the rangers face the twins. we pick it up in the fourth. >> wow. that knocked -- the players are coming off the field whether they want them to or not. >> holy cow. >> after the game. twins outfield erden nard span tweeted, quote, that's the loudest noisy ever heard. i thought jesus was coming. end quote. back to the game, tied in the 13g9, ian kinsler puts one over the drawn-in outfield to drive in the winning run, rangers win 4-3, head into the all-star break with a four-game lead. but watch out for the california angels and mike trout. >>> the pirates at home taking on the giants, seventh inning, andrew mccutchen, best player in the national league so far hits one deep to right center. park can't hold it. the second homer for him of the game. the first player in pirates history with a batting average of .362. pirates went on to win 13-2, leading their division at the all-star break for the first time since 1997. go pirates. >>> coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," a new fight over economic poli
and twins and it had nothing to do with the game. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ want my recipe for healthier hair color? natural instincts! formulated with aloe, vitamin and antioxidants natural instincts has a system that's a healthier way to radiant color. indulge... with natural instincts. less guilt, more gorgeous. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> welcome book to "first look." i'm veronica de la cruz. u.s. military officials have confirmed six american soldiers were killed in afghanistan yesterday. they died in a blast of an improvised explosive device about 40 miles southwest of the capital of kabul. >>> in egypt the new islamist president, mow whom med morsi is ordering the party to reconvene. the parliament was dissolved last month after an order from a military backed court. >>> in jordan a heated debate on tv became violent when a lawmaker threw a shoe at another politician and then pulled out a gun. the host of the debate separated the two men and there were no injuries. >>> in chi
sox, the first time in the season. one for three with a couple runs scored. >>> the twins have the fewest wins in the american league. you wouldn't know it from last night against the orioles. top of the first, adam jones drills a line drive into right field. ben revere there with a nice diving stab. take another look. robbing extra bases. second inning, twins already up 7-1 when joe mauer drills a solo home run. the twins win by a final of 19-7. 19-7. whew. that gives the yankees a chance to go up another game on the orioles. they're hosting the jays in the bronx. game tied at 2 until this hit. the bases loaded, bottom of the eighth, 3-1 pitch. yankees win 6-3. they now have a nine-game lead on the orioles in the american league east. >>> at the top of the hour, the obama campaign's assault against mitt romney's time at bain capital continues saying romney has a peculiar talent for creating jobs outside the united states. we'll knock that around with our morning joe crew. >>> when we come back here, we'll huddle up around the water cooler to watch jon stewart back from a littl
,000. >>> the tigers rally, a twin gets down and dirty. and a tie breaking grand slam. plus, what the president and first lady did when they were caught on the kiss cam. your first look at sports is straight ahead. you're watching first look on msnbc. alking... ♪ oh, come on! ♪ ugh, again! [ sniffs ] that's what i'm talkin' about. [ female announcer ] up to 100% flake-free, flirty hair. head & shoulders green apple. [ female announcer ] up to 100% flake-free, flirty hair. hey america, even though slisa rinna is wearing the new depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. we invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. >>> welcome back to first look. i'm lynn berry. in sports last night, red won out in the battle of the sox spoiling the return of three-time allstar kevin youkilis to fenway. here's nbc's fred rogan. >> good morning. kevin youkilis made his return to fenway. but even a near perfect night at the plate couldn't get the white sox a win. to boston. youkilis
fertilization and is now the proud mother of twins. congratulations to you. at considerable cost and all the emotional stress on you and your husband and the other wounded warriors who are going through this. first to you, senator, what can be done about it? >> right now, the v.a. has a ban on paying for fertility treatments. to me that is just wrong. we have over 600 service members and their spouses who have one of the signature wounds of this war from an ied explosion or otherwise where they have genital or urinary tract injuries that prevent them from having a child. providing fertility services is the difference between them, their life's dream of raising young children and having that taken away from them. to me, it's just no nonsense common sense, let's provide this kind of fertility treatment for them through the v.a. for both the service member and their spouses, and that's what i'm attempting to change. >> tracy, tell us about the twins, how old are they now, and what you went through with your husband, the cost, the expense of all of this, and fighting the bureaucracy. >> well
important because st. paul is one of two twin cities. st. paul and minneapolis are two cities that butt right up against each other separated only by the mississippi river. and that was really handy in 2008 because while the official republican convention was going on in st. paul, republicans that year also held a shadow convention at the same time in the other twin in minneapolis. and it was like a real convention, red, white, and blue ticker tape, a capacity crowd of adoring fans for the politics they were all there to see. even the obligatory rock song from tom petty who took legal action to try to stop them from using his music. the republican shadow convention in 2008 held across the river from the real deal was of course, a ron paul extravaganza. the ron paul shadow convention ended up being so big they had to move it into a bigger venue. >> i understand there's another meeting in a nearby town going on. let us be respectful. we have also noticed that those in the establishment aren't very anxious to welcome us in. >> what am i doing this for? what's the purpose of all this? and i
down the perfect bunt. safe at the plate. indians cage the tigers 3-. to chicago where the twins josh willingham hit two home runs against the white sox. unfortunately he was the only minnesota player that did anything, sox win big, 11-4. in london, team usa played their final exhibition game before the olympics. got off to a slow start against spain but carmelo anthony knocks down five three-pointers and finishes with 27 points. the americans pull away in the third quarter off the turnover. lebron james flies in for the dunk, the dream team wins 100-78, their first game of the olympics is sunday versus france. here's what they'll be playing for, the medals were unveiled yesterday, there will be about 2100 medals awarded, each with the emblem of the london games. the olympics start this friday with the opening ceremony on nbc. >>> that's your "first look" at sports, i'm mario solis. >>> for another look at the weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has the weather channel forecast, for the east coast it is looking lovely i looked at the huge monitor standing behind me. >> y
's not sure if they're dealing with one cat or conjoined twins. i said kind of cute. bill, i don't know if you're sold on that. for the weather i say bill -- >> you say cute to freakishly adorable. are we flip-flopping here? >> we're starting this morning off rather quiet. temperatures are very warm. everyone is in the 70s for the most part across much of the country. we are watching 78 in san antonio, 76 in minneapolis. it's another mild july start to the day. we will see areas of rain today. we desperately need it. the new drought report came in yesterday. the drought continues to expand across the country and continues to get across from missouri to illinois to eindiana. this morning a soaking rain and a few storms and minneapolis. the humid air is going to be the story. it's been a very dry period. i'm sure you noticed it, very comfortable going outside from the great lakes to new england. that's going to come toed and as a humid air comes the east coast. with it rainfall chances. rain from lexington to charleston, west virginia. it's another dry day from the midwest, cleveland, detroit, b
before. her disney twin transitions from ladylike to the wild ways of her husband. jane porter from tarzan. they both went rogue. next it's charlie rankle, democrat from new york. the light of his life. give it up for cogsworth from "beauty and the beast." lastly, ron paul, his disney doppelganger is anything but fun-loving. he held in the church bell tower after being cast with raising him. it's claude frollo from the hunchback of notre dame. that one takes the cake. that's "hardball" for now. coming up next, "your business" with j.j. ramberg. [ female announcer ] the power of green coffee extract is now in our new starbucks refreshers™ -- a breakthrough in natural energy. made with real fruit, starbucks refreshers™ are delicious low calorie drinks you can feel good about. ♪ rethink how you re-energize. ♪ get a boost of natural energy with a new starbucks refreshers™, in three ways. natural energy from green coffee extract, somebody didn't book with travelocity, with 24/7 customer support to help move them to the pool daddy promised! look at me, i'm swimming! somebody, ge
in indianapolis and st. paul. the twin cities hooer roe parade starting at 11:00 a.m., making minneapolis and st. paul the ever growing list of cities hosting welcome home parades. it began in st. louis in january. since then there have been welcome home parades in houston, tune, melbourne, florida, richmond, virginia, kansas city, missouri, austin, texas, and portsmouth, new hampshire. and now the twin cities in minnesota. this latest parade was originally supposed to happen in april. but you remember the red bulls? they weren't all home yet. and their friends and family and the military reached out to organizers to see if they could please wait. so they did. tomorrow vintage war planes will fly overahead as they marge downtown minneapolis. there will be face painting for kids, music and for the veteran themselves, a resources area, a whole bunch of organizations, gathered in one place to help hook veterans up with information and services like applying for tax credits. filing a claim with the v.a., or finding a job. so this weekend, minnesota, it is welcome home to iraq veterans and all post 9
-raising and organizing effort from a grassroots group in minneapolis and st. paul, the twin cities heroes parade is set for this saturday, july 28th, starting at 11:00 a.m. making minneapolis and st. paul the latest in an ever growing list of american cities hosting welcome home parades. it began in st. louis in january, and since then, there have been welcome home parades in houston, tucson, north carolina, richmond, virginia, kansas city, missouri, austin, texas, and portsmouth, new hampshi hampshire. and now the twin cities and minnesota. this latest parade was originally supposed to happen in april, but you remember those redbulls? they weren't all home yet, and their friends and family and the military reached out to organizers to see if they could please wait. so they did. tomorrow, vintage warplanes will fly overhead as veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan and their families march through downtown minneapolis. there will be face-painting for the kids, mascots from local hockey and baseball teams and music. and for the veterans themselves, a resources area, a whole bunch of organizations
the united states olympic team features eight pairs of siblings, including tennis-playing twins bob and mike bryan. the united states also has siblings competing in swimming, water polo, field hockey, rowing and my personal favorite, tae kwon do. >>> enough with the real news. let's gather around the water cooler to watch american swimming star ryan lochte run into some trouble in london when it comes to displaying his patriotic playing. after winning gold on saturday in the 400 meter individual medley, the 27-year-old was set to hit the podium sporting a red, white and blue grill. the diamond-encrusted mouthware was specifically made for the summer games, but lochte who often wears tooth embellishments in awards ceremonies was reportedly told by organizers to ditch the flair. he's got to be in a nelly rap video after that. come on, let the guy wear his grill. >>> in basketball, first lady michelle obama offered up big hugs to team usa after their 9d 98-71 victory over france. kevin durante scored 22 in his olympic debut. and lebron james had eight assists. the first lady recently attended a
this snapshot before. the hint? her disney twin transitions from ladylike to the wild ways of her husband when they get married. it's jane porter from tarzan. i guess we could say they both went rogue. next it's charlie rangel. democrat from new york. his best friend is literally the light of his love. give it up for cogsworth from "beauty and the beast." best buddy to lumiere. lastly, ron paul, his disney doppelganger is anything but fun-loving. he hid the story's main character in a church bell tower for years after being tasked with raising him. it's claude frollo from the hunchback of notre dame. i think that one takes the cake. that's "hardball" for now. coming up next, "your business" with j.j. ramberg. [ male announcer ] this is rudy. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and
remembers a twin set of crises that nearly cost the fifth generation its legacy. the first was financial. shortly after that, the second crisis was a violent union strike which also came close to destroying the business. >> sitting here at my desk. in comes walking the president of the union. and he said brian, in a couple of weeks, i think you will understand, that your union contract is up. i said, look, al, if you go on strike, keep on walking because that's the end of your union and us. i'm bringing in replacements and they are heavily armed. so if you want to come aboard with your thugs, and the clubs, and the guns, you better know that every single one of our tugboats has got an arsenal, and we are ready to take you on. i got no choice. i may be dead either way. >> clearly luck has played a role in their survival. but it's certainly not everything. what is it about your family that has been able to hold on to this when so many other family businesses leave the family after the second, third, fourth generation? >> i think it's that irish mentality of tradition. the passion for tradi
scored. the minnesota twins have the fewest wins in the national league. watch ben revere getting down and dirty from the twins. robbing extra base there is. second inning, twins already up 7-1. joe mauer, a solo home run over the right field wall. twins win the final of 19-7. the orioles the second place team in the a.l. east. game tied in the bottom of the eighth, 2-2. bases loaded for raul ibanez. yankees win 6-3. they now have a nine-game lead on the orioles in the a.l. east. up next, it's what we've been waiting for, steve ratner with the charts. and g.q.'s look behind the most invasive process in politics, vetting the v.p. candidates. keep it on "morning joe." we'll be right back. ♪ t dog. every bite goes above and beyond the call of deliciousness. that's a big 10-4 kosher. with no fillers, by-products, artificial flavors or colors. hebrew national. the better-than-a-hot dog- hot dog. here at the hutchison household. but one dark stormy evening... there were two things i could tell: she needed a good meal and a good family. so we gave her what our other cats love, purina cat ch
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to talk about iraq for obvious reasons but such it's the mirror twin in many ways. one of the big lessons i take away from iraq, one you have one of these days, tribes with flags, they all root for the same soccer team but that's about it, held together by an iron fist, minority regime, sunni minority regime in iraq, there's two ways to make a stable transition. one is you -- if you have a midwife and the other is if you have a mandela. you have a local leader to pull ought these forces together or you have an external power in the case of iraq the united states of america, that basically holds the country together while it goes through this transition. syria we have neither a mandell or a midwife. at least right now. it's hard to see how this ends in a stable way. >> david ignatius, t"new york times" shows the militants that were killed. what's the significance of yesterday's attack? >> right in the heart of damascus, in a neighborhood that tom and i know, where these leaders were meeting, to plot the next stage to try to destroy this opposition movement, a bomb was placed, devastating f
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, melbourne, florida, richmond, virginia, kansas city, and portsmouth, new hampshire. and now the twin cities in minnesota. this latest parade was originally supposed to happen in april, but you remember the red bulls, they weren't all home yet, and their friends and family and military reached out to see if they could wait, so they did. tomorrow, vintage war planes will fly over head as veterans of the wars and their families march through downtown minneapolis. there will be face painting for the kids and mascots from local hockey and baseball teams and music and for the veterans themselves, a resources area. a whole bunch of organizations gathered in one place to help hook veterans up with information and services like applying for tax credits, filing a claim with the v.a. or finding a job. so this weekend, minnesota, it is welcome home to iraq veterans and all post-9/11 veterans are getting a well deserved thank you. if you're in town, maybe you'll stop by and
and it's a done deal. then there's sarah palin. we've seen this snapshot before. her disney twin transitions from ladylike to the wild ways of her husband when they get married. jane porter from tarzan. i guess we could say they both went rogue. next it's charlie rangel, democrat from new york. hint, his best frebt is literally the light of his life. give it up for cogs worth from beauty and the beast. best buddy to lumiere. lastly, ron paul, his disney doppelganger is anything but fun-loving. he hid the main character in a church bell tower for years after being tasked with raising him. it's claude frollo from the hunchback of notre dame. that one takes the cake. >>> up next, president obama says he needs to do a better job selling what he's done. telling the american people a story that helps us understand where he's leading us. that's ahead. this is "hardball." the place for politics. according to ford, the works fuel saver package could literally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by using proper grades of oi
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guys, eveven athletes. fourth inning of rangers/twins game when thunder clouds sent players scurrying for dugout. >>> heck of a catch by a 10-year-old was caught on tape. hunter stevens reeled in a bull shark off the coast of galveston, texas, over the weekend with a little help from his dad. he got it on shore. after posing for a few pictures, the family decided to release the shark back to the water. >>> close call for a tight rope walker in china. the acrobat was walking backwards on a line that reached a height of 667 feet at its highest point. his eyes covered. he slips and falls. fortunately, he was near the end of the walk so he didn't fall all that way. he said he was feeling faint and slipped because of the wind. i think walking that high would make me feel fantd, too. >>> nothing says i love you like the annual wife carrying world championships in finland. throw the ladies over your shoulders, guy. go through the obstacle course. about three football fields long. fourth year in a row, the winner was from finland. that wraps up this hour . >> reverse tandem move with the wife
down in mexico city. >> you guys are twins. look at that double screen. you guys are twins right there. potter and barnacle. >> mark has a shirt and tie on. he's legitimate. >> much younger brother, mark potter there. >> thanks very much. although he referenced one of the huge stories of our times that goes uncovered largely in the united states of america. 55,000 casualties in that drug war. just incredible. mark, again, thanks very much. a sign of the times. how local governments are trying to make end meet with the help of corporate sponsors. keep it right here on "morning joe." down here, folks measure commitment by what's getting done. the twenty billion dollars bp committed has helped fund economic and environmental recovery. long-term, bp's made a five hundred million dollar commitment to support scientists studying the environment. and the gulf is open for business - the beaches are beautiful, the seafood is delicious. last year, many areas even reported record tourism seasons. the progress continues... but that doesn't mean our job is done. we're still committed to seeing this
clubs in the american league, rangers facing the twins. watch this. fourth inning. >> he's talking -- >> wow. that knocked -- the players are coming off the field whether they want them to or not. >> yep. >> holy cow. >> yikes. after the game twins outfielder denard span tweeted, quote, that's the loudest noise i've heard. i thought jesus was coming. end quote. >> scary. >> the rangers went on to win 4-3. the pirates at home taking on the giants. andrew mccutchen, best player in the national league so far, hits one deep to right center. boom. one of the best parks in the major leagues, by the way. second home run of the game. the first player in pirates history with a batting average of .362 and 60 rbis. the pirates won 13-2. they lead the national league east at the all-star break for the first time since 1997. go pirates. >> there you go. >> go pittsburgh. >> you did good, mike. >> willie -- >> good lord. >> standing by in the green room, best-selling biographer walter isaacson. >> he's sold enough books. why have him on? >> greed greed greed. >> i hope he brought us a book. >> h
of whom are twins with downs syndrome. those twin girls have leukemia undergoing chemotherapy. the family is tooped out financially. their donations surpassed $25,000 in less than a month. >>> now to politics and a new report from "the washington post" that examines whether campaigns really change voters' minds. i'm joined now by the author of that article, the post's paul far hi and larry sabatosabato, gentlemen. >> hi, alex. >> paul, i will go first to you. this is a fascinating article. you write about one man who's called every popular election vote correctly, even within like 2 percentage points since 1992. tell us about that. >> yes. this is allen brom owe wits a political science professor at emery university. but he is not entirely unique. a number of forecasters do this with some precision every single election. it's because elections are themselves fairly predictable. you don't have to wait until october, you don't have to wait for the polls in november to know approximately or at least with some precision how things are going to turn out. that's what dr. abrom owe wits and othe
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in less time. i love that book! can you believe the twin did it? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. great clean in less time. or your money back. ♪ our burying the power lines, so maybe we haven't solved the country's economic mess. it would be a huge mess. you have to dig up a lot of things. much more difficult than it first appears. we'll bracket that. it's brainstorming here. >>> john, i want to ask you about demand. i mean there's an argument -- there's sort of two arguments i think we get in this economy about uncertainty on one hand, which is something you talked about before, and demand. business es don't have enough customers. what are you seeing? obviously i should stipulate. the upper east side of manhattan is a different environment than youngstown, ohio or baltimore, maryland. this is not representative but i'm curious what you're saying. >> it is different. all in my case, people still have to eat. but we've seen a decline in demand so to speak. we've lost tourism. and this is a direct effect of the euro. you can easily see it we have less french, spanish, and italian touri
those children. >> i have four. >> yeah, but two are twins. >> that was sarah jessica parker in the comedy," i don't know how she does it," but do we have ourselves to blame for being busy every day. if you live in america, you have probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. it is a boast disguised as a complaint. it is a reassurance. obviously your life cannot be silly, trivial or meaningly if you are so busy. i can't help but wonder whether all this hisry onic exhaustion is not a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn't matter. tim, i have to tell you, i was reading the sunday times, i read your piece and i was so thrilled because one of my favorite things to do is sit on my front porch and do nothing other than stare at a 110-year-old elm tree in my front yard and i feel guilty about doing it but i wonderful inside. >> my editor told me one time. he is an editor of the times and he has got a wife and child. and i asked him what did you do? and he said i watched it get dark outside. he sounded like he really enjoyed it. >> as so
times the fun. >> you're like the double mint twins. >> the only people left. that's the whole thing. so, thousands of the world's -- potted plant. thousands of the world's greatest athletes descended on london for the 2012 summer olympics. but now some staffing issues are posing a big problem there. the company hired to provide security for the games only able to deliver half the expected number of guards. nbc's michelle kosinski reports. >> reporter: checking bags, guarding athletes. now being done by soldiers and police, scrambled from around the uk, because the security company g4s, the world's large est security employer just figure figured out it cannot meet its target. it only has half that number ready. the company turned up 38 where 300 were needed. >> fiasco and shambles. >> simply inexcusable. >> a humiliating shambles, isn't it? >> it's nowhere we want to be. that's certain. >> it's a humiliating shambles for the company. yes or no? >> i cannot disagree with you. >> ceo nick buckles says he only learned july 3rd that g4s will falwell short. what happened? >> incredibly logist
into the upper midwest, the chance for storms across the northern tier could be there in the twin cities but south of there it's just going to be down right steamy. st. louis for you 104 for the afternoon. in fact, st. louis, expect hundreds over the next several days into the weekend. the southwest we're starting to see a little bit more moisture creeping in on here. with that, we have the risk for showers and storms. phoenix, that will help keep the temperatures down just a bit there. finally in the northwest, this will be one of the quieter areas across the country. i think i take 70 in seal, sunshine there, richard, looking pretty good for the fourth of july there. >> that's warm for them in seattle as well as san francisco. we will take a 70 back east anytime. alex wallace, thank you is so much. >>> it could be slow going on the road the next few days. triple sashgs predicting this will be one of the most traveled fourth of july holidays in the last ten years with without 36 million drivers hitting the roads. aaa saying lower gas prices are one reason why. its fuel gauge report puts
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